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Poster: Tito~~ Date: Apr 28, 2008 12:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: "Shakedown St"Heavyweight Championship

You talk about my "drug addled choices", referring that drugs are destroying my perception. I do use drugs, xanax and cocaine mostly, and i did mushrooms this weekend. So what?

You do not have 12/31/84 or 11/24/78 on your list and MY perception is misguided?

quite frankly sir, that is wrong

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Poster: Tito~~ Date: Apr 28, 2008 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: "Shakedown St"Heavyweight Championship

you do have those on your list, maybe it is the drugs

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Apr 28, 2008 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: "Shakedown St"Heavyweight Championship

that's okay, sometimes good drugs will lend itself to certain observations about Dead music that a sobered mind would ignore...nothing like synching up with the flow of the music when perfectly in the zone

shrooms never did it for me, the first few times were great, then it got bad...

coke is poison, If I was high on blow at a dead show I probably would have killed some hippies...weed and wine is it for me, although the wife and I have talked about taking a dose out in the woods someday...

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Poster: Tito~~ Date: Apr 28, 2008 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: "Shakedown St"Heavyweight Championship

*coke is poison, If I was high on blow at a dead show I probably would have killed some hippies*

Coke is poison, your right. I very rarely got high on coke at Deadshows, maybe once....did it a few times after shows.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Apr 28, 2008 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: "Shakedown St"Heavyweight Championship

did you read my list?...no edits, it's all there...all the good ones...11-24, 12-31, etc.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 28, 2008 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: "Shakedown St"Heavyweight Championship

No one ever considers my Shakedown as a Championship caliber heavyweight. I'd say it's like Buster Douglas smacking down the Mike Tyson (who, like the '85 Merriweather Shake was all swagger and a monster for a while but ulimately didn't have the heart of a true champ), but this Shake is no fly-by-night like Buster was.

More like the Ali of Shakedowns, floating like a butterfly on wings of perfection...stinging like a bee with a sustained and gritty Garcia guitar fuzz riff that wends its way thru the entire beast and gives it a backbone like no other.

I give you, ladles and gentlebeans, the ultimate SHAKEDOWWWOWWWWWNNN OF ALLL TIIIIIIIMMMMMMEESSSSSS!!!

1/10/79

http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-01-10.gatto.kempka.307.sbeok.shnf

Let 'er rip.

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2008-04-28 21:22:37

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Poster: Tito~~~ Date: Apr 28, 2008 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: "Shakedown St"Heavyweight Championship

*but this Shake is no fly-by-night like Buster was*

Well, Buster didnt get a lucky punch,he fought a GREAT fight and whipped the shit out of Tyson. Buster Douglas was a very good fighter.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 29, 2008 2:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: "Shakedown St"Heavyweight Championship

ummm....no he wasn't. There's a reason he lost his title almost as soon as he got it. Great fighters don't win just one big fight...true, his victory over Tyson is possibly the greatest upset in fight history, but that had as much to do w/Iron Mike not taking Buster seriously, not training enough for the fight, as it did w/Douglas fighting one very great contest.
But the true mark of a real champion is to win consistently over time over a great number and variety of fighters, as Ali did.

That's why the Shakedown I've mentioned here is also a champ...it's flawless & I'll put it up against any other, including the much hyped, and frankly overrated 6/30/85.